Meaning of “make up for sth” in the English Dictionary

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"make up for sth" in British English

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make up for sth

phrasal verb with make uk /meɪk/ us /meɪk/ verb made, made

B2 to take the place of something lost or damaged or to compensate for something bad with something good:

No amount of money can make up for the death of a child.
This year's good harvest will make up for last year's bad one.
[ + -ing verb ] He bought me dinner to make up for being so late the day before.

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